Untimed Book Review
Charlie’s the kind of boy that no one notices. Hell, even his own mother can’t remember his name. And girls? The invisible man gets more dates.
As if that weren’t enough, when a mysterious clockwork man tries to kill him in modern day Philadelphia, and they tumble through a hole into 1725 London, Charlie realizes even the laws of time don’t take him seriously.
Still, this isn’t all bad. In fact, there’s this girl, another time traveler, who not only remembers his name, but might even like him! Unfortunately, Yvaine carries more than her share of baggage: like a baby boy and at least two ex-boyfriends! One’s famous, the other’s murderous, and Charlie doesn’t know who is the bigger problem.
When one kills the other — and the other is nineteen year-old Ben Franklin — things get really crazy. Can their relationship survive? Can the future? Charlie and Yvaine are time travelers, they can fix this — theoretically — but the rules are complicated and the stakes are history as we know it.
And there's one more wrinkle: he can only travel into the past, and she can only travel into the future!
I received a free copy of this novel in exchange for my honest review. Wow! What an amazing time travel adventure! Charlie chases a "Tick Tock" down a hole, suddenly he's in the 1700s. What a way to learn you're a time traveler. He changes the future accidentally, and now, with the help of Yvaine, tries to undo what occurred and also get a crash course in time travel. This was a fun science fiction book for me, many times I was in awe of how one incident could affect the world. The adventure gets even crazier when he tries to figure out how to undo his mistake. This was a mix of Great Expectations meets The Time Machine, a fantastic combination if you ask me. The cast of characters are amazingly creative, I was drawn in immediately and thoroughly enjoyed this novel.
About the Author
Andy Gavin is a serial creative, polymath, novelist, entrepreneur, computer programmer, author, foodie, and video game creator. He co-founded video game developer Naughty Dog and co-created Crash Bandicoot and Jak & Daxter. He started numerous companies, has been lead programmer on video games that have sold more than forty million copies, and has written two novels including The Darkening Dream, a dark historical fantasy that puts the bite back in vampires.a Rafflecopter giveaway